Hah! I'd expect nothing less from a dealership. ).
I'm certainly no advocate for "the dealer" but . . . how could you fault anyone for making a profit? How 'bout Wal-mart, gas stations, grocery stores, tire stores, carpenters, the electric co, the guy cutting your grass, etc.? How do you think YOU make a living? C'mon people!
Operating for profit is part of the American Dream. I guess I just don't understand how the car / mtc dealer, or the lady at the dry cleaners are the "Bad Guys"! If you don't like the price, shop elsewhere.
Oh well, that's my rant for this morning. Hopefully the rest of the day will pass a little smoother.
My goodness, breathe Chuck, breathe.
I think its less about the dealer "making a profit" vs. what is in the dealers best interest, i.e., lets say my bike is valued at $6,500 clean trade via blackbook, and lets say thats commensurate to what it would sell for at an auction....then a VMAX is currently for sale at the dealer for $6,500...well, we know the dealer didn't pay $6,500 for the VMAX at auciton, it was probably more like 4 or 5 grand, then there's the profit because they can turn around and try to sell my bike for $8,000...if they sell mine for $8,000 then they just made a profit from what was originally purchased at auction: the VMAX.
Again, since I can walk into a dealer knowing exactly what my bike is worth at an auction and can get auction data for most anything on a used lot... I'm just trying to guage if dealers would consider even trading...